Best Start Grant School Age Payment - Claim Now


June 2020

The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a grant of £250 to help with costs around the time your child is able to start school. It doesn’t matter if your child doesn’t or cannot actually start school for some reason. To qualify you must be on one of the following benefits: universal credit, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, income support, housing benefit, pension credit, child tax credit or working tax credit. If you are responsible for a child whose date of birth is between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 (inclusive) and certain other conditions apply, you can now claim the grant from Social Security Scotland. You do not have to be the child’s birth parent to qualify and many kinship carers are entitled to the grant. You can claim at any time from 1 June 2020 up to 28 February 2021.

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